Billom

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Billom
Billom vue gene 0712.jpg
Billom is located in France
Billom
Billom
Coordinates: 45°43′11″N 3°20′18″E / 45.7197°N 3.3382°E / 45.7197; 3.3382Coordinates: 45°43′11″N 3°20′18″E / 45.7197°N 3.3382°E / 45.7197; 3.3382
Country France
Region Auvergne
Department Puy-de-Dôme
Arrondissement Clermont-Ferrand
Canton Billom
Intercommunality Pays de Billom-Saint-Dier
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Guillon
Area
 • Land1 16.96 km2 (6.55 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 4,637
 • Population2 density 270/km2 (710/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 63040 / 63160
Elevation 345–563 m (1,132–1,847 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
The Butcher House

Billom (French pronunciation: ​[bijɔ̃]) is a commune in the Puy-de-Dôme department in Auvergne in central France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1968 3,704 —    
1975 3,968 +7.1%
1982 4,092 +3.1%
1990 3,968 −3.0%
1999 4,246 +7.0%
2006 4,632 +9.1%
2009 4,637 +0.1%

Personalities[edit]

It was the birthplace of philosopher Georges Bataille. Hugh Aycelin (1230, Billom - December 28, 1297, Rome) was a French Dominican theologian and philosopher who served as lector at the studium provinciale at Santa Sabina, the forerunner of the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Angelicum. In 1294 he was raised to the Cardinalate.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Frater Hugo de Bidiliomo provincie Francie, magister fuit egregius in theologia et mul<tum> famosus in romana curia; qui actu lector existens apud Sanctam Sabinam, per papam Nicolaum quartum eiusdem ecclesie factus cardinalis" [16.V.1288]; postmodum per Celestinum papain [1294] est ordinatus in episcopum ostiensem (Cr Pg 3r). http://www.e-theca.net/emiliopanella/lector12.htm Accessed May 9, 2011; See also Rome Across Time and Space: Cultural Transmission and the Exchange of Ideas, 2011, p. 275. http://books.google.com/books?id=xGiHbiqknLgC&pg=PA275&lpg=PA275&dq=%22#v=onepage&q&f=false Accessed 7-10-2011